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Saint Louis, Missouri
Louisiana Purchase Exp...
Missouri Botanical Gar...
Glass Negative, Color
John Albury Bryan
Howard L Conard
M L Van Nada
Walter B Stevens
The City of Saint Louis and Its Resources
Index of business firms in 1893 Saint Louis in the back of the book.
The Commonwealth of Missouri; A Centennial Record
Portrait and biographical sketch of Charles Valentine Riley, or Charles Riley (1843-1895), the "father of economic entomology" and "State Entomologist of Missouri" starting in 1868. Native of England emigrating...
The Economic Development of St. Louis, 1803-1846
Thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Missouri on the economic development of Saint Louis, Missouri, through its history.
The Exodusters of 1879: St. Louis and Kansas City Responses
Article about the travels of the Exodusters, former slaves from Mississippi and Alabama who moved to better opportunities in Kansas. Article describes their passage through Saint Louis and Kansas City,...
The Fate of Steamboats: A Case Study of the 1848 St. Louis Fleet
Photo, illustrations, and article about the fate of steamboats on the Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Missouri River in the early to middle 19th century, concentrating on the 1848 fleet of steamboats...
The French Emigres from Guadaloupe
Article about the families of French upper class moving from the West Indian island of Guadaloupe in 1848 to Saint Louis, Missouri, including the de Laureal family.
The Games They Played in '04
Article about the various sports attractions in Saint Louis in 1904 competing with the World's Fair and the Olympic Games there, including professional baseball, horse racing, gambling, jai alai, basketball,...
The Great South--Some Notes on Missouri: The Heart of the Republic
Illustrations and article about the history of Missouri (especially Saint Louis and the eastern part of the state) and its present culture and economy, etc., with brief description of the Kansas City and...
The Greatest of Expositions
Description of the mostly demolished temporary amusement park structures of the 1904 World's Fair at Saint Louis, including Festival Hall, the original Ferris Wheel, the Missouri Building, the Floral Clock,...
The Last of the Great Beer Barons [and] More about the Man
Biographical article(s) about August Busch, Jr. (1899-1989), nicknamed "Gussie," the head of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company in Saint Louis, Missouri, and promoter of the company's Budweiser label (created...
The Legacy of Henry Shaw
Photos and biographical article about Henry Shaw (1800-1889), founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis, Missouri. Native of England emigrating to Saint Louis "in 1819 as an enterprising...
The London Times and the St. Louis World's Fair
Article about the journalistic observations by the London Times about the Saint Louis World's Fair in 1904 and its statements about American culture in relation to England and the rest of the world, with...
The Mississippi River: St. Louis' Friend or Foe?
Article examining the positive influences of the Mississippi River on the economic development of Saint Louis, Missouri, especially regarding the shift in transportation dominance from rivers to railroads....
The New Encyclopedia of the American West
Entry about Francois Gesseau Chouteau, or Francois Chouteau (1797-1838), also known as "Jesse" according to this source. Native of Saint Louis, Missouri and manager of "the trade of the Kansas River from...
The People from HOK
Article about the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, showing some of its most well-known structures, including the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, "the capital's top attraction--more...
The President's Official Family
Photos of the family of Ethan Hitchcock (of Saint Louis, Missouri), United States Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Reminiscences of General Bernard Pratte, Jr.
Biographical article about General Bernard Pratte, Jr. (1803-1886), "fur trader, merchant, former mayor of St. Louis, and raconteur." Native of Saint Louis, Missouri, starting out as a fur trader in the...
The Saints and St. Louis, 1831-1837: An Oasis of Tolerance and Security
File containing an article about the role of Saint Louis as a peaceful retreat for the Mormons in the 1830s.
The St. Louis Fur Trade: Fur Company Ledgers and Account Books in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society
Article about the history of the fur trade in Saint Louis, Missouri, especially "from 1802 to 1871, a period which saw the emergence of St. Louis as the unchallenged fur trade capital of the West," with...
The St. Louis Scene: History, Place, and the St. Louis Arch
Article about the preservation of architecturally significant buildings on the Saint Louis riverfront area, the oldest of which was mostly destroyed by the 1849 fire. Description of the compromises in...
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